The Sound Devices SL-6 SuperSlot Amplifier and Wireless System provide audio interconnect and power connection for conventional slot-in amplifiers and superior wireless signal quality when used with compatible receivers from the likes of Protone, Sansui, and Yamaha. This amplifier incorporates two high-power 12 volt pre-amplifiers and six-channel power output for the convenience of the user. The SL-6’s built-in noise suppression circuitry reduces extraneous noise between pre-amp tubes, eliminates disturbing background sounds, and adds a wide, flat frequency range. This facilitates a more accurate and stable sound reproduction over a wider frequency band.
The integrated multichannel wireless module connects the interconnect via a IFBNC connection to eight channels of processing high resolution music through Sbus or Sigma processor. This allows for the transmission of uncompressed or compressed music files to receivers with built-in DMA or PCA connectors. In addition, the integrated system has built-in channel separation for better signal processing performance superslot variable phase lock control, and phase lock shifting. In order to make the most out of the power provided by these SLOIs, the amplifier utilizes Toshiba proprietary WaveHub technology. This is a phase division multiple access scheme utilizing four channels of processing for each channel. The WaveHub processor also performs block management functions such as IDC chopping, QoS, and gain balancing among other features.
The receivers used in the SLOIs come in assorted forms. The SL-4 incorporates a conventional receiver with two front input terminals and one ground. It is an ideal mixer or slot receiver, since it is very compact and is very easy to install. The SL-6 incorporates a wireless router with a USB port that allows the connection of a larger collection of SLOIs for greater versatility. Since the router serves as the uplink for both the mixer and the receiver, it is ideal for installations where multiple receivers are needed.
Another popular form of SLOI includes the powered SLOIs with built-in antenna signal distribution. These types of SLOIs employ an IR transmitter and receive signals from up to forty channels. An IR transmitter mounted on the transmitters allows easy transmission of digital audio to any IP network or SIP enabled computer. A rechargeable lithium-polymer battery is used for powering the IR transmitter and enhances functionality.
In addition to being used in conventional home applications, the SLOI can be configured for use in professional studios as well. The built-in channels feature a feature wherein one channel can serve as an interconnection for two separate audio feeds coming from different locations. This is beneficial for both convenience and range of functions since the interconnection enables the SLOIs to route audio to various computers and devices. In addition, the SLOI can support the installation of dual-channel RF studio interconnects and receivers for improved clarity. For an added boost to its abilities, the SLOI can be augmented with additional USB and FireWire ports.
The superslot has the ability to address security challenges posed by the modern home environment. For instance, there are times when a homeowner wishes to control which rooms have access to a given channel and wants to avoid interference between various devices. The additional RF channel capability of the SLOI allows the remote control transmitters to select a single channel for all persons wishing to control the broadcast. In the same manner, the remote control receiver can be set to broadcast at a certain bit rate and enable a person to control what is broadcast. This feature is highly useful for controlling entertainment systems, home security systems, and industrial automation systems without interfering with other users’ capabilities.
On the other hand, the superslot’s simplified menu selectable functions make it possible to operate the receiver and controls even by a child who has not learned how to operate a PC. In addition, the RF channels can be set to work on separate channels if necessary. The SLOI offers significant cost savings over having a dedicated scanner, oscillator, or demodulator. For example, the SLOI’s monitor menu allows channel selection by channel name or slave device. Additionally, the menu selectable RF channels operate in the standard BFO, MPCA, or SBC modes.
In summary, the newest member of the Swappe Interconnect family offers significant cost savings over the use of separate scanner, oscillator, and demodulator devices, while offering a simplified, intuitive interface for easy operation. The SLOI is able to operate in a variety of configuration, including two-channel receiver/transmitter combinations with two-way transmission capability up to forty-eight kilobits per second. It also offers a low-power RF low power output adapter for use in applications where a low RF signal strength is required. With the SBC (single-channel slot-in receiver) feature, there is now a solution that allows two or more computers to communicate with each other regardless of their operating speed, RF bandwidths, or operating locations, thanks to the new SLOI multi-channels feature.